Poll: Would you rather have a thicker iPhone with a larger battery?

Poll: Would you rather have a thicker iPhone with a larger battery?
Earlier today, we published the results from the battery life tests of the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. On the whole, those were underwhelming, especially when talking about the 4.7-inch model and its conservative, 1810 mAh cell. The 2915 mAh unit found embedded within the iPhone 6 Plus' body is, of course, a better performer, but not by a whole lot, and while it essentially matches the LG G3 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, it does still fall behind devices like the Samsung Galaxy S5, the Sony Xperia Z2 and Z3, and the HTC One M8.

Quite frankly, the topic of battery life has been receiving more and more attention as of late, likely because most other aspects of the smartphone experience, especially when talking flagships, have long crossed the minimum acceptable threshold. In other words, the processor, display, and camera are all likely more than good enough for the average person out there. But battery life -- not so much. In fact, just a year ago, most of us were lucky to have our device hold beyond what felt like a standard, 24-hour lease on life. Things have changed for the better since, but it feels like Apple is starting to lag behind in this department -- after all, there's a cost attached to those extremely-thin profiles. So thin, in fact, that some of you might actually prefer that Apple kept the 7.6-mm body of the iPhone 5s, for example, and filled the extra space with a larger battery. Do you agree?

Poll: Would you rather have a thicker iPhone with a larger battery?

I'd sacrifice thinness for a larger battery in a heartbeat
87.93%
It's fine -- battery life may not be record-setting, but it's plenty enough for me
12.07%

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iPhone 6
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1810 mAh(14h 3G talk time)
iPhone 6 Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2915 mAh(24h 3G talk time)

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54 Comments

1. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

its not enough if you dont have mobile solar panel lol

7. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

I won't take it either. I want 2GB Ram and 12MP camera. And it should have been 32GB internal space for the base model.

12. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

wait until next year you will get what you want. for me , no phone gets my like this year maybe new nexus will be good but Im waiting for 2015

35. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

If Apple had gone the route that is being asked, the 16Gb base phone would have a starting price of $850, while the plus-sized iToy would start at $1,000. Got to keep those margins up while relieving the fan base of their $....

36. latido

Posts: 45; Member since: May 31, 2012

wait until 4-5 years, the price $1000 will go down below $ 200.

54. cabuya

Posts: 41; Member since: Jul 16, 2012

i will give you a sample how apple make the new iphones. they all sit in a meeting they say lets make the best iphone ever made..... one month later Tim cook say ok we have the best spec for the iphone now let take have half for now and save the other half for next year iphone 6s and there yo go

41. ojdidit84

Posts: 462; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

They're definitely keeping Mophie in business, that's for sure. Can't count how many of my friends have that exact same Mophie battery case on their 5S' and I'm sure the same will be the case for the one's that get the 6.

2. OMX30

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Rather have a Z3!

10. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

And I want z3 compact.:)

27. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

I want Z3 Compact GPE.

30. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Rather have a high drainage 40amp battery being heavy than being thick.

38. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Waiting for Z4 at this point :P

40. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Waiting for Z4 also ;)

43. MrTzr unregistered

Also waiting for the Z4 :) But the Z3 is already amazing with its 9h 29m battery test!

50. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

That being said, the Z2 is already amazing as well. So Z4 is just going to be a beast :D

3. DurTeeDee

Posts: 151; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

Hell iPhone Android any device bigger battery can make it better.

22. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Totally agree. It's time to focus on battery life. There needs to be a major break through on this.

4. D.Lamore

Posts: 198; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

I'm getting the GALAXY ALPHA

9. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

lol with poor battery life . get z3 compact

19. Malki

Posts: 68; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

removable battery ftw :)

24. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

The battery life of Alpha is same as any iPhone 5s. Also, it has removable battery unlike Z3C and the super efficient UPSM (much better then Sony's implementation). Not to mention that gorgeous amoled display. Also, Alpha is available straight away in US Z3c isn't available (if ever). Not to mention Samsung is better at software updates and their wide availability of service centres. Also the initial reviews show that the Alpha has better camera then Z3C:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAEfCdPqJYc So yeah the choice isn't black and white. It depends on preferences.

25. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

that gorgeous amoled display?? I have seen alpha and screen is terrible. You can clearly see pentile type of pixel arrangement. For pentile screen 720p is not enough.

34. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Funny how two years ago anything over 300 ppi was indistinguishable. But now all of a sudden more then half the world just happens to have 20:20 vision. I bet you wouldn't even recognize the difference if someone didn't tell you its Pentile.

37. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

The only good thing about Alpha is its screen. I admit, for a while I wanted it but my senses told me to wait for Z3C and they were right. Compact has everything to be first perfect phone, size, durability, great camera, amazing battery. As I said, Alpha has only nice looking screen, I prefer Amoled, but I won't pay 200$ more and sacrifice all those great things about Compact just for screen which I'll get used to after 2 days. EDIT: I forgot about keys. I hate software keys on Compact but I gues I'll have to get used to them.

13. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Lol that Galaxy has a lot of black holes!

5. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Maybe just a little thicker. Doesn't have to have the best battery life but it should be better than what it is now.

15. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Its not on the battery, iOS should be optimized not to be a battery hog.

23. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I completely agree, but a bigger battery would also help

6. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

I want a thicker iPhone because I don't want a protruding camera.

28. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

I, Marques Brownlee and many others agree with you.

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